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Daugherty Business Solutions President & CEO Ron Daugherty
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Pros
  • Decent pay and work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • When they say " Work Life Balance, they truly mean it with great benefits-their medical is the best in industry (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Daugherty is a staff aug company that tries to sell itself as a consultancy on par with big 4 (in 12 reviews)

  • Most of the work in Atlanta is really just staff augmentation work (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Work/Life Balance + Fair Comp & Ben

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The local consulting model, combined with the focus of a growing but small practice in Atlanta, results in DBS' ability to provide for work life balance above the big 4. Client base is diverse enough to provide for career growth and the chance to work within many industries, combined with a great/clear promotion policy and huge branch growth, it makes it an exciting place to work full of opportunity.
    Compensation is more than fair, with the chance to receive overtime pay. Benefits are comprehensive and not outlandishly expensive.

    Cons

    - Time off policies. Everyone starts with a net zero balance on vacation, earning the first ten days at year one. Far less than working in industry, for sure.
    - Staff augmentation feel at certain clients. While the gap is bridged by office activities, those are typically pro bono hours, and not always enough to make one feel that they are not "Me, Inc." contracted to client through DBS.


  2. Helpful (2)

    A refreshing change of pace and practice after leaving big four consulting.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is a reality at Daugherty with in town clients and 40 to 50 hour work weeks.

    Their is paid overtime. Paid overtime means that leadership is thoughtful about when and when not to keep people late. It helps regulate the perception that working late creates greater value by actually measuring the value with additional dollars.

    Daugherty team members are intelligent, approachable and have a business casual attitude that I find refreshing after the big four ego maniacs and fake-it-till-they-make-it performers. Daugherty team members are diverse from a number of levels including intellectually open to explore a variety of topics and perspectives with open minds.

    Cons

    The vacation package isn't great but it is a trade off given that work weeks do not exceed 40 to 50 hours.
    Bonuses exist but are more of a tip than a bonus. Again, when weighing other benefits this isn't as bad as it may seem.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build distinct Daugherty solutions to differentiate us from any association with staff augmentation.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great collaborative environment.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Emphasis on excellence. Company is on a growth path.

    Cons

    Retirement plan needs to be improved.


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  5. Excellent consulting company where you are only limited by your skills and motivation

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Daugherty Atlanta office provides an environment in which you are only limited by your own motivation. People who are driven to succeed and to help the branch improve itself are those that quickly climb the ladder. Some of the reviews have mentioned that Daugherty is just a staff aug firm with no projects. Nonsense. There are any number of full lifecycle application development or business process improvement projects. Not to mention many ad hoc management consulting projects like organizational effectiveness assessments, BI or Mobility roadmaps, etc.

    Also, promotions are very possible. In the last two years alone, there have been at least five promotions to Principal and one promotion to Director. For a small to mid-size branch, that is just fine.

    Cons

    Two-week starting vacation policy is pretty laughable. This should be negotiable during hiring. No reason for this limitation at all and it promotes the staff aug perception that some seem to have.

    Training during normal hours would show an investment in the consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Communication to the branch VP is fairly syphoned through the Directors. More frequently, the VP should meet with people at other levels to make sure he is getting the full picture.

    Involve consultants a bit more in the project placement process. It shows respect - and to not involve them shows a lack of it.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Daugherty in Atlanta is a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program/Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Program/Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent salary, very good benefits, highly skilled employees, very active management team, growing quickly due to all the above.

    Several large accounts in Atlanta that are extremely happy with the Daugherty team. Many new accounts that are small but growing. This means everyone is working locally with no air travel required.

    Management is focused on keeping consultants happy and motivated.

    Cons

    It is easy to get stuck in the same account for longer than you may want. Although this may also be a positive for people that like stability.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful of growing to quickly. Continue hiring the very best.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very energetic people. Lots of push to be part of the team. Growing fast. Strong reputation as quality consulting company in Atlanta.

    Cons

    Sometimes not so good about matching skill sets to client openings. Very flat organization, so don't expect to be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Look for signs of people burning out.


  8. Helpful (3)

    A Fair Place to Work, but Improving

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Talented Colleagues
    Competitive Base Salary
    Overtime
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    "Body Shop" Mentality
    Inter-Branch Communication
    Revolving-door account management

    Advice to Management

    You are making good strides at improving the Atlanta branch; keep fostering consultant involvement with business decisions, land a good account manager, and you will become a giant in the region.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great People!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Daugherty Business Solutions

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Daugherty has some of the best people to work with in the industry. I have been able to learn alot since comning to work at Daugherty.

    Cons

    Sometimne there are some long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing.



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